WHA: Statement on prior authorization/addiction treatment agreement

The following statement regarding today’s announcement from various health care entities can be attributed to WHA President and CEO Eric Borgerding:

“WHA is pleased to see health plans removing prior authorization requirements that have placed barriers on individuals seeking substance abuse treatment and added unnecessary administrative burdens to physicians and health care professionals providing substance abuse services. WHA members will continue to advocate for proactive advancements like today’s, giving Wisconsin citizens easier access to life-saving addiction treatment.

“We thank Rep. Nygren for his continued dedication in fighting for patients who need addiction treatment.”